Saturday, September 10, 2005

Room for Desertion

With tomorrow being the fourth anniversary of 911, I'm conflicted between remembering how I felt that day -- when I didn't yet live in New York -- and how I feel about the disaster in New Orleans. So tonight I read Slvoj Zizek's essay "Welcome to the Desert of the Real."

In 1993, Zizek was a visiting professor at Tulane University in New Orleans, but I can't find any writings by him about the city. Does anyone know if he's commented on the tragedy -- perhaps drawing parallels to 911?

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